Science of Wellness

Science of Wellness
A comprehensive study of the science of wellness of the whole individual. The science of wellness draws principles from exercise sciences, biological sciences, behavioral and social sciences. The research from psychoneuroimmunology (PNI) supports specifically the holistic wellness paradigm whose focus is that every aspect of each human being, the body, mind and spirit, are involved in all wellness activities and all wellness activities affect the whole individual. Students will discover this new paradigm and experience the blending of the sciences to support the integrated nature of our being.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining EXSC 221
Course Outcomes

Discover New Paradigm

Discover the significance of the wellness paradigm shift from physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual as dimensions of wellness to them being dimensions of human nature. Have a working comprehension of the science of wellness.

Harmonious Integration of Human Life

Demonstrate an understanding of the sacredness of the human body and the contribution wellness can make to the harmonious integration of the composite nature of human life-body, mind and spirit.

Behavior Change Models

Understand several behavior change models and the advantages of each.

Research on the Integrated Nature of Human Life

Give examples of wellness research demonstrating the integrated nature of human life and associated wellness principles.

Quality of Life

Recognize that understanding the science of wellness has the potential to improve the quality of your life and that of your family, friends and community.

Epigenetics and Wellness

Recognize the ramifications of epigenetics for your wellness now and in the future and also the future wellness of others.

Written Record of Wellness Experiences

Articulate your own comprehension of the science of wellness and the meaning it has to you through a written record of your wellness experiences throughout the course.